Foreign-born playwright, who made his home in America. He was born in Copenhagen, and died in New York. He was very versatile, being an actor, stage-dancer, dancing-master and playwright. He also found time to compose songs and compositions for the piano. These latter were so-called popular pieces, among them Marine Band March and Battle of Manila. He composed a comic opera, Our Flats, and a comedy, Hot Water. He was very prolific, producing about two thousand works.